Startups

PhocusWire's in-depth coverage of the startups in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry, featuring news, analysis, interviews, research and more.

STARTUP STAGE: Your Rocket Fuel helps hotel sales teams generate corporate revenue
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STARTUP STAGE: Your Rocket Fuel helps hotel sales teams generate corporate revenue
By Jill Menze | September 15, 2021
Launched in September 2020, Your Rocket Fuel combines data from public and private sources to predict... Read More
Sounding Off: Follow the smart money with investments
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Sounding Off: Follow the smart money with investments
By PhocusWire | September 10, 2021
Investment dollars currently seem to be going towards technology that drives efficiencies or that... Read More
Travel startups Trip Ninja and Upside shut their doors
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Travel startups Trip Ninja and Upside shut their doors
By Kevin May | September 8, 2021
Business travel rewards service Upside was launched in 2015 by Priceline founder Jay Walker. Trip... Read More
Tickitto secures $4.5M to launch activities marketplace
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Tickitto secures $4.5M to launch activities marketplace
By Kevin May | September 7, 2021
Vorwerk Ventures was joined by TriplePoint in the round, with participation from early supporter... Read More
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H2O Hospitality signals expansion with $30M funding
By Linda Fox | September 7, 2021
The round, which was led by Kakao Investment, also included the state-run Korea Development Bank,... Read More
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Angel Host raises $5.2M for rental tech development
By Linda Fox | September 6, 2021
    Investment for the startup was led by White Star Capital, with Desjardins Capital and... Read More
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Wanderlog lands $1.5M for trip planning service
By Linda Fox | September 6, 2021
The seed funding for Wanderlog has come from General Catalyst and Abstract Ventures.... Read More
Travelport gives marketing innovation challenge to startups
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Travelport gives marketing innovation challenge to startups
By Kevin May | September 2, 2021
Travelport Accelerator is part of a new service called Travelport Focus, designed to concentrate... Read More
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News / Startups
Thatch raises $3M, helping travel creators monetize content
By Linda Fox | September 2, 2021
The seed investment for the company was led by Wave Capital, with Freestyle and Netflix founder Mark... Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Aeropaye uses blockchain to automate airline refunds
By Mitra Sorrells | August 31, 2021
 Aeropaye automates the processing of refunds for delayed or cancelled flights, using distributed... Read More
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REPORT: The reality of modern airline retail - when the sky isn't the limit
March 26, 2019
REPORT: The reality of modern airline retail - when the sky isn't the limit
In this white paper, carried out in partnership with PROS, we look at the various stages of airlines... Read More
Ditching direct: It may be time to reconsider your GDS and OTA connections
March 4, 2019
Ditching direct: It may be time to reconsider your GDS and OTA connections
The cost and effort of maintaining a direct connect to the GDS may have been more than hotels had... Read More
Understanding how events affect demand and pricing for the car rental business
March 1, 2019
Understanding how events affect demand and pricing for the car rental business
A detailed study by RateGain’s data science lab probes into event scenarios to get insights that will... Read More